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good morning. no new trial. a source says federal prosecutors are unlikely to retry john edwards. this after he was found not guilty on one count, a mistrial declared on five others. what was it like inside the jury room and why couldn't they reach a decision on most of the chges? this morning three members of that jury including its foreman are here for an exclusive live interview. from bad to worse. the largest wildfire in new mexico history spreading in all directions and this morning there is no let up in sight. and all hail the queen. a full dress rehearsal in london as britain gets set for four days of lavish, star-studded celebrations to mark the queen's
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diamond jubilee. and just look who has made her way to london to soak it all in today, friday, june 1st, 2012. good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. fun to see meredith there. it took nearly a month of testimony and nine days of deliberations but in the end a jury in the criminal trial of john edwards came back dead locked on five of the six charges. >> a victory obviously for the former presidential candidate and defeat for the prosecutors who had pushed this complex case forward. coming up we'll hear from john edwards on the jury's decision and his plans for the future. as we mentioned, we'll talk exclusively to the jury foreman and two other members of that jury about the long and
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emotional trial. also ahead, there is new fallout over new york city mayor michael bloomberg's push to limit the size of sodas and other sugary drinks. something that is a great idea. others have been very vocal in their criticism. we asked you to weigh in on the website and the results were very lopsided. we'll talk about that with mayor bloomberg in an exclusive live interview coming up and also ask if he is sending a mixed message. and ahead meredith is in london to cover the queen's diamond jubilee. this morning she'll show us never before seen home video of the queen with her children. and back here at home our plaza has gone country this morning for a live concert from the hit sibling trio the band "perry." >> nice crowd. we begin this morning with the criminal trial of john edwards that ended with acquittal and mistrial. nbc's lisa meyers is at the courthouse in greensboro with more. >> reporter: good morning. this was a resounding defeat for the government. jurors tell nbc news that on
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each of the five counts on which they could not agree more jurors sided with john edwards than with prosecutors. and a law enforcement source now says the justice department is unlikely to retry this case. >> i am responsible. >> reporter: though clearly relieved, john edwards was careful not to celebrate. at the end of an extraordinary and emotional day. >> while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong, and there is no one else responsible for my sins. >> reporter: after almost four weeks of testimony, 31 witnesses, and nine days of deliberations, jurors were able to reach a unanimous verdict on only one of six counts. they found edwards not guilty of receiving illegal campaign contributions from heiress rachel mellon in 2008. but on the other five counts
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there was no unanimous decision and the judge declared a mistrial. >> for a month or more john edwards had literally been perched on the edge of his chair and at the moment he heard not guilty he rocked back. you can see the relief wave over him. >> reporter: after the verdict and an emotional scene in the courtroom, edwards embraced his daughter, kate, his parents, his lawyers, and later thanked everyone, especially kate, who has been a rock by his side every day. >> she has been here no matter what, no matter how awful and painful a lot of the evidence was for her. evidence about her dad, evidence about her mom, who she loves so, so dearly, but she never once flinched. she said, dad, i love you. i'll be there for you no matter what. >> reporter: jurors tell nbc that many of them began deliberations thinking edwards was probably guilty but decided
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the government had not proven its case. many did not find the government's star witnesses, former edwards aide andrew young, and his wife sherry, to be credible. during the final vote jurors say they split on various counts but each time a majority sided with edwards including 8-4 that he was not guilty of conspiracy. and 11-1 that he was not guilty of filing false campaign reports. >> the department of justice should not retry this case. it's not in the trf justice. >> reporter: while edwards used his victory to take responsibility for the great pain he has caused his family and those who believed in him he also seemed to open the door to a future public role. >> i don't think god's through with me. i really believe he thinks there's still some good things i can do. >> reporter: edwards has said that one of his greatest wrongs was denying paternity of the child he shares with former mistress rielle hunter, but on this day he acknowledged his
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4-year-old daughter like never before. >> and then, finally, my precious quinn, who i love more than any of you could ever imagine, and i am so close to and so, so grateful for, so grateful for quinn. i'm grateful for all of my children. >> reporter: but for now, john edwards still has a bit of a cloud over his head until the government officially decides whether he will be retried. so far the justice department has declined to comment on the verdict or on its intentions. matt? >> all right. lisa myers, thank you so much in your work covering this trial. david rashon served as the jury foreman at the edwards trial. our other guests were members of the jury and are with us exclusively this morning. we appreciate it. good morning. >> good morning. >> nine days of deliberations. what was the mood like in that room? >> we had emotions.
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each day was a new day. we would start with calmness. we actually prayed together as a group. we'd finish the day and challenge ourselves every bit of the day. >> start with calmness. did it end with calmness or did emotions boil over? did it get frustrating in that room? >> there were times it got very frustrating. the emotions got high. we'd have to take a minute, step back, and just everyone calm down. >> it took nine days to reach a mistrial here. at what point during the deliberations were you all convinced that it was probably going to end that way? >> yesterday. >> just yesterday. >> yes. >> you thought maybe you could reach verdicts on all these counts prior to yesterday? >> yes, i did. we had several discussions on that and we tried to work it out, but we couldn't come to a unanimous decision. >> 2:00 yesterday afternoon you alert the judge. you say we've reached a unanimous decision on one of the counts, count three. we're still having problems with the other five. she sent you back to work. what happened in those couple of hours between her sending you
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back to work and declaring a mistrial? >> you know, the first thing i'd say, matt, is we had deliberately planned on that possibly happening. so we knew going in that we wouldn't go into that jury room without a full conviction of what we wanted to get accomplished, so when we went in the first time, we were very confident but we took the judge's instructions and came back and did exactly what she asked and deliberated one more time. >> let's do a little show and tell. raise your hands if you think john edwards was guilty on at least some of the counts against him. okay. raise your hands if you think john edwards is a bad guy. interesting. so the personal side of this case where they brought those witnesses forward and there was that testimony about his lies about rielle hunter, his lies about paternity of her child, the fact that he had an affair while his wife was battling cancer, did that not have any
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impact on you as a jury? >> we tried to put our feelings aside and what we were doing was just looking at the facts to come up with our verdict. >> we all came in with our own preconceived notions but once the evidence was laid out we had to separate that. >> you raised your hand. you said you think he is guilty on at least some of the counts. what do you think he was guilty of? >> i do. i think that he had some knowledge. i think he definitely had some knowledge of the money, where the money was going especially the money from mrs. mellon. >> so you think he was guilty of breaking campaign finance laws? >> i do. >> yes. >> and you do as well. >> i do as well. but he was just smart enough to hide it and we could not find the evidence. >> so what was it in the prosecution's case that did not reach the level you needed for a verdict? >> i would say the burden of proof. it wasn't there, the evidence. >> i think the credibility of the witness was something that was of utmost importance to us. >> andrew young?
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>> yes. >> so he was their star witness and he came with a lot of baggage. how damaging in the long run did he become to the prosecution's case? >> i think, unfortunately, that was probably the key part of the miss for the prosecution because they did a tremendous job. both sets of attorneys. and there were cases that could be built in either way. but when it came down to it, it was a matter of filling in the gaps. >> cindy, john edwards on the courthouse steps said, i am responsible. and if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it's me and me alone. when you look at john edwards today, what thoughts come to your mind? >> i think he was guilty, but like we said, the evidence just was not there for us to prove guilt. >> there is still no official word from the government, ladonna, as to whether they will retry these five counts. do you think they should? >> yes, i do.
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>> david? >> i think there needs to be some change in campaign finance law before you go through this process. and kind of nailing down what really is and what really isn't a campaign contribution. >> there's been some criticism of the government for millions of dollars spent on this prosecution. do you think it was money well spent? >> i do not. >> do you think he was guilty but you don't think it was money well spent. that is a contradiction. >> i'd say it was money well spent. it's elevating to the world the need for stronger finance law and it's also elevating what candidates can and can't do as it relates to a campaign. >> fascinating to hear what you have to say. there is a lot of nuance in your comments. >> we were told in opening statement, follow the money. that was interesting and that's what we tried to do. >> we really appreciate your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. nice to meet you all. it is now 11 minutes after the hour. with more, here is ann.
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what happens next for john edwards? savannah guthrie and chuck todd, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we just heard three of the jurors saying they believe john edwards was guilty but the prosecution failed to prove its case. where, savannah, was this prosecution's case weakest? >> well, on multiple counts but i think we just heard the weakest part of the case and that was the chief accuser, the star witness as it were for the prosecution, andrew young, and these jurors just showed they found him to be utterly lacking in any credibility whatsoever. the problem for the government was there were elements of these alleged crimes that rose or fell on the testimony of andrew young and andrew young alone. with regard to criminal intent they had to show not only that john edwards knew about the money but that he knew it was a violation of campaign finance laws when even campaign finance experts can't agree about that. >> if they don't have a credible witness in andrew young who by the way was deemed not credible because he had sold a book, he had gotten some money -- all of those things. can the prosecution, the justice
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department file again? don't they need another witness, more evidence to even pursue from here? >> that the crux of it. they have the right to refile these charges, but will they if there is no evidence that their witnesses are going to get any better with age or time? now andrew young has yet another bunch of statements that can be picked apart by some future defense attorney. there is no reason to believe this case is going to get any easier in terms of the facts, the witnesses, or the law, and i think that's why it is probably likely why our reporters are reporting that the justice department is not likely to refile. >> while the justice department considers that and probably goes nah that direction, but we'll see, let's talk about his political life. it was interesting to hear john edwards say after the verdict say "god is not through with me yet." you raised your eyes. what is your response? >> he is really deluded here if he thinks he has a political future. i can tell you former friends of his and people very loyal to elizabeth, his late wife, just sit there and wish he would stop publicly looking for redemption. if he wants public redemption
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they wish he would go away quietly and maybe show up a decade later after helping the poor, helping the sick. but this idea that he needs to seek public redemption, that he desperately needs to get back into public life, i think, is what they believe led him down this path to where he was as close to prison as he has -- >> he is talking about starting some kind of foundation to help the poor. there have been politician ness the past who have been disgrace wlod have been able to rise up and do that. that is not possible? >> everything is possible. he has been given this advice. stop publicly asking for it. go quietly and do it. let people discover that maybe you have -- you're worthy of redemption. don't sit here and desperately do it in the spotlight. i think that is what was so weird about yesterday. that was a man, clearly, not understanding how low he had fallen in the eyes politically of a lot of people. he ended up hurting people yesterday that were close to his
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wife, elizabeth, just by some of the ways he went about talking about his children, talking about things. so, again, he's got a lot to learn to figure out how to get public redemption. >> chuck todd, savannah guthrie, thank you so much for your perspective. now to the new proposal from new york city mayor michael bloomberg that's being met with some mixed reaction. since we told you on thursday he wants to outlaw large sodas and sugary drinks to help fight obesity. mayor bloomberg is with us this morning exclusively. nice to see you, mr. mayor. good morning. >> good morning. >> you say this is about fighting obesity. some people jumped out criticizing you and say it's about personal freedom, about not wanting government to tell them what to do. we conducted an online poll overnight. not only do people in some cases worry about their freedom. they worry whether it is going to work. 83% said, this will not solve the obesity problem. >> where did i hear this before? wasn't it smoking wasn't going to work? today it's one of the best things we've ever done. deaths from smoking dramatically
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coming down across the country, virtually every major city has adopted the smoking ordinances. countries in europe, the whole -- lots of countries have adopted it. it just takes time for people to understand. the real difference, however, between smoking and full sugar drinks or obesity is that in the case of smoking it is not clear one cigarette doesn't cause cancer. nobody really knows. in the case of full sugar drinks in moderation it's fine. all we're trying to do is explain to people that if you drink a little bit less you will live longer. you'll have a better life. today obesity is one of the biggest problems this country has. >> do you have to explain that by banning a certain size soft drink or sugary drink? >> we're not banning you from getting the stuff. just if you want 32 ounces the restaurant has to serve it in two glasses. that is not exactly taking away your freedoms. it is not something the founding fathers fought for. this is just reminding you and all the studies show if the glass or plate in front of you is smaller you'll eat less. >> you think people are simply going to go around this, buy two
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16-ounce drinks or walk down the street from the deli to the grocery store and buy the big container? >> some will and they still have the right to do that and it doesn't hurt them at all. but those who will drink less or eat less, those people will be better off. >> why is this a priority for you at this point with all the other things on your plate, all the other crises facing people in this city from crime to education and the economy? >> education is better. crime is down. created more jobs than ever before in our city. what we have done is we've improved life expectancy. life expectancy in new york city is three years greater than the american average. think about that. 8.4 million people living three years longer. and, incidentally, we're the only place that's brought down childhood obesity about 5% in the last couple years. it's quite amazing. >> you announced this on a thursday. today is friday and it's a national holiday. do you know what the holiday is? >> national donut day. >> and it's a real thing, not a national holiday but it is national donut day and your administration has come out in support of national doughnut day.
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>> two things. it sounds ridiculous. >> it doesn't. one donut is not going to hurt you. in moderation most things are okay. number two, think about what national donut day is. it celebrates a lot of young ladies during world war i called donut lassies who went and gave donuts to our soldiers while they were fighting to protect -- >> this was before obesity was a national epidemic. if anything in moderation works for donuts why not with soft drinks? >> that is exactly what we're trying to do with soft drinks is get you to drink in moderation. instead of the big 32-ounce get two 16 ounces if you want but history shows, all the tests show what you'll do is probably drink one. >> happy national donut day. >> thank you very much. >> good to have you here. let's check the rest of the morning's top stories. natalie is over at the news desk back from assignment. welcome back. thank you, matt. good morning everyone. the biggest wildfire in new mexico's history is growing on all sides. it now covers about 300 square miles in hilla national forest.
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some evacuations have been ordered. more than a thousand firefighters are battling the flames which have destroyed at least 20 cabins and out buildings since it broke out two weeks ago. nato says insurgents attacked a nato base today in eastern afghanistan. officials say they're still assessing the situation there and if there are casualties. a federal appeals court ruled unanimously thursday that the heart of the federal defense of marriage act which denies many benefits to same sex couples is unconstitutional. the ruling could set the stage for the supreme court to review the issue as early as next year. the financial markets are watching the employment numbers today. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mandy. >> good morning. you're absolutely right it is all about jobs today. always important but particularly now as the u.s. economy has started to show some signs of strain. earlier in the year we should keep in mind that job gains of 200,000 plus was more normal. elsewhere, we're actually quite
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happy to close the books on the month of may for the stock market. we saw the worst stock market declines in terms of monthly numbers in two years. it also sent a lot of people into safe haven treasuries driving interest rates to record lows. good obviously if you want a loan but terrible if you are trying to save. back over to you. >> all right. thanks so much. have a great weekend, mandy. >> you, too. a 14-year-old san diego girl won $30,000 in cash thursday by capturing the national spelling bee title. here's her winning word. >> g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. >> the french derived word means a snare or trap. huge congratulations to her. at 7:20 you're up to date. over to matt and ann. she started to learn to spell while her parents were driving her to kindergarten.
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love the learning in the car. >> thanks for defining the word. i had no idea. >> never heard of it. >> right? meantime? >> fill out the forecast for us. >> sure.short, s-h-o-r-t. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, here we have some light rain begin doing fall right around the metro area, it's been moving in from the south to the north. but the heavier rains left of your screen, those areas in yellow are way out in west virginia and ohio and kentucky. those may not arrive until later today, it looks like late afternoon into the evening hours, before then into the low 80s and a few scattered sprinkles around later this morning. some storms between 5:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. could produce damaging winds and hail andthat >> all right. thanks. by the way have we mentioned britain is marking the queen's diamond jubilee. >> really? >> i know. the celebrations begin on saturday and our good friend and nbc special correspondent meredith vieira is in london to cover all of the pomp and
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circumstance. perfect assignment for you, meredith. good morning. >> reporter: i'm loving it, ann. good morning to all of you guys. the military early this morning went through the final dress rehearsal for its role in the diamond jubilee. they have the horses out. they have the carriage out that the queen will ride in on her way back from st. paul's after the service on tuesday. obviously the queen wasn't in it today. they didn't shoot off the guns today. there was no music playing. because it was early in the morning quite frankly they didn't want to wake up everybody in london but there will be a lot more going on when this event actually takes place. it is a very big deal here. obviously this jubilee. you remember last year we covered the royal wedding and there were a million people lining the streets at that point. lots of flags waving and people cheering and all of that. you thought it couldn't be topped. this will definitely rival that. this is a four-day celebration and let's face it. there's only been one other diamond jubilee in history and that was in 1897, queen victoria. there may not be another one at least in my lifetime for sure. so they are going all out.
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the festivities begin tomorrow but the souvenirs are already selling like hotcakes. i have one here of the queen. i know this is going to seem silly to you guys but it sends a strong message because this is the lady right in that bright outfit always with that very familiar wave that we all know, never misses a beat, never misses any event that's scheduled for her. at 86 years old, still going strong. and the people love her. they might have questions about the monarchy from time to time but they love their queen. so coming up we're going to give you a full wrapup of all the events that are scheduled beginning tomorrow and also you are going to get to see some very rare footage never seen before of the royal family. >> that is very cool. thank you so much. >> the pocket queen. >> we need that souvenir don't you think? as meredith mentioned we'll see that never before seen footage of the family. we've got much more. this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up a high school teacher reportedly caught on teenaged student. we'll hear from that student, exclusively. and a live concert from the band perry. good morning, it's 7:26 now on this friday, june 1st, i'm aaron gilchrest. let's start with a check on the roads, danella sealock has a look at the commute. we have an issue in northwest d.c. if this is your commute, pennsylvania avenue is closed between 12th street and 15th street. due to a suspicious vehicle. can you see police are on the scene and the road is completely shut down right now. just be aware of that because it is affecting your commute this morning. also in northwest, connecticut avenue is restricted to two northbound lanes. southbound connecticut avenue is open at n street, aaron, back over to you. >> severe weather on
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good morning, cloudy and mild now, we're in the 60s around the region. might have a few sprinkles this morning and a greater chance of some late-afternoon and evening strong storms, some could produce damaging winds and hail and maybe enough rain to cause
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isolated flooding this evening. lingering shower possible saturday morning. some sun back saturday afternoon. highs mid 70s. partly cloudy sunday, highs upper 70s, back to you. another news update in 25 minutes. [ mechanical humming ] [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the all-new rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx. this is the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection.
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♪ 7:30 now on a friday morning the first day of june, 2012. our crowd is gearing up for a live concert from one of the hottest acts in country music, the band perry, cma's reigning new artist of the year and will take to our stage at 8:30, in an hour. meantime, excitement is building in london for a different reason. the queen's diamond jubilee. meredith is at the tower of london this morning. in a moment she will show us never before seen home videos of the royal family. we're excited about that. she is practicing her royal wave. has her pinky out.
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look at those images. really poignant don't you think? >> always interesting to see things like this especially from years ago. it's going to be part of the celebration as we head for london tomorrow, sunday, monday, and tuesday. >> that's right. it is going to be very excited to see you guys there. also ahead a photo that has caused quite a stir here in new york city. >> it reportedly shows a high school teacher kissing one of her teenage students. now the 26-year-old teacher is under investigation. she has been removed from her classroom. coming up the student in that photograph speaks out in an exclusive interview. also we're hearing from oprah and millions of fans were sad when she ended her talk show last year but does she miss it? you might be surprised what she has to say. let's first go back to meredith in london for a preview of events in the coming days. good morning again. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. i mentioned before it has been 115 years since the last diamond jubilee for queen victoria. it is the only other diamond
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jubilee. you pleasithink the royal weddi a big deal? you ain't seen nothing yet. with bunting, and bells the british people are kicking off a weekend of pomp and pageantry fit for a queen. as england and the world prepare to pay tribute to the queen's 60 years on the throne, prince charles is sharing his own thoughts about his mother's milestone in a new documentary. >> the diamond jubilee gives us a chance to celebrate with pride all that the queen means to us both as a nation and indeed as one of her children. >> reporter: never before seen home movies released by the prince show the queen and her two eldest children. and in footage from a 1957 beach vacation prince charles and princess ann are seen playing with one of the queen's beloved corgies. prince william also spoke of his grandmother the queen in an
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interview with british broadcaster itv. >> i'd like to take all of her small moments and put it in a small box and be able to refer to it. >> reporter: prince william will accompany the queen with his direct family the direct line of succession front and center. >> in the past few months and year it's all been about william and kate. everybody seems to be fascinated by them. they of course will be important in terms of supporting the queen, but it will be her weekend. it will be a moment when we celebrate elizabeth ii. >> reporter: the jubilee weekend festivities get under way on saturday when the queen and the royal family attend the eppson derby horse race. the highlight of the weekend will no doubt be the diamond jubilee pageant on sunday featuring a flotilla of more than 1,000 boats sailing down the river thames with the queen and prince philip on a specially decorated barge. a concert includes elton john, paul mccartney, stevie wonder,
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and many others. the night culminates with the lighting of 4,000 beacons across great britain and the rest of the world. on tuesday the queen attends a national service of thanksgiving at st. paul's cathedral famously the venue of prince charles and lady diana's 1981 wedding. a carriage procession takes the queen back to buckingham palace as she and prince philip ride in the 1902 state landeau most recently used by the duke and duchess of cambridge on their wedding day. the festivities conclude with an appearance on the famous buckingham palace balcony complete with a royal air force flyover. and i haven't even mention epd the 10,000 block parties that are scheduled over the next four days because it is a banker's holiday and people are ready to celebrate. i'm joined now by a royal expert and our special correspondent. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> i want to start with you because you're a lucky guy. man, you are going to be part of the flotilla. how excited are you?
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>> i can't wait. i think it is going to be one of the most spectacular things to have happened in london for years. you know, we have the spectacular wedding last year. i think this is going to blow everyone away. a thousand boats all going down the thames, a narrow river, all the bridges and we expect millions and millions. very high security because the entire royal family will be there. >> absolutely. >> i'll be in a little rowing boat sweating and probably looking a little red in the face. >> are you rowing in front of the barge? >> i'm going to be just behind the gloriana, the royal row boat, and just in front of the spirit so i'll be sandwiched between the two royal boats. >> don't slow down. >> i know. i don't want to hold the queen and her family up. >> one of the things that is so fascinating about the home movies we just saw, never seen before in part probably because the queen is a very private person and doesn't like to share her private life. >> no. >> reporter: i wonder how she feels about all of this attention being showered on her. >> she doesn't actually like
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attention on her personally but she really loves the notion of the whole nation if not the world taking part in these celebrations. she's always worn bright colors because she said it is important to be seen with the people and that's why she goes on walk abouts and her stock in trade. she is hard working and is seen to be hard working. she doesn't want to look like one of them. she wants to be one of us. actually the whole notion of britain bringing out the bunting and celebrating in such glorious style over this weekend really appeals to her because she personally sees this as a very important landmark not just for her but for britain. >> reporter: i wonder what this means to the people of britain, because, you know, the other big story this week along with the jubilee was the doctors here going on strike because they are upset about their pension. it is a very tough time in this country as elsewhere. high unemployment and all of that yet people seem ready to party. as i said, 10,000 block parties. >> actually the community spirit is very much in tune with royal events in this country. we saw that with the royal wedding. it doesn't cost anything, does it, to get out with the neighbors, have picnic food on paper plates, and just really revel in it.
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that's free and costs nothing just to be with people and have great fun in the queen's honor. >> it's been described like the perfect storm. we have the olympic torch relay which is setting the nation alight, not literally obviously but everyone on the streets, we have this fantastic celebration. we're hoping the weather stays. it is the first time we're thinking patriotic -- we're not particularly good here at flying the flag and saying how wonderful we are and it is the first time everyone finds the excuse to do it. >> reporter: don't forget we have national donut day. you have the diamond jubilee. there you are. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> thanks for being part of our coverage as well. matt and ann, back to you. >> thanks for sticking up for the home team. >> that's right. national donut day. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> thank you so much, matt. the band perry, their tour buses are lined up here on 48th street. they have got a really nice ride. let's see if you can you have a ride as far as your weather is
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concerned. here's what we've got for you. a risk of strong storms from the southeast here into the northeast. including washington, d.c., pittsburgh, we're looking for strong storms starting to fire up. as you can see on the radar, we're going to be looking at the heavy rain. in fact parts of florida, southern florida going to pick up two to four inches of rain. rainfall amounts even heavy up into the northeast. with more heavy rain, anywhere from again, two to four inches there as well. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, we're in the middle of the risk zone for strong storms. it looks like the primetime will be this evening, between now and then, maybe a few sprinkles, a mid to late afternoon thundershower. and then the stronger storms, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., they might produce damaging winds and hail and maybe enough heavy rain to cause isolated flooding. highs before then the low 80s and the 70s when the rain falls, down to near 60 by dawn saturday. might have a lingering shower east of the metro area. otherwise, weekend looks dry, >> that's your latest weather.
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they may be the band perry, but you are the people. my people! [ cheering ] >> my people! my people! [ cheering ] >> matt! >> it's going to be a long summer, al. thank you very much. coming up next, a high school student caught on camera in an alleged romantic relationship with his own teacher speaks out in an exclusive interview. and we'll lighten things up with what al was just talking about. a live concert out on the plaza from the band perry. but first these messages. ♪
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she hasn't been back to work since a photo reportedly showing her kissing a student. now there is a report that the teen may have seduced her in order to win a bet, a claim he says is completely false. they are not just any happy couple on a nice spring day. these troubling photos obtained by "the new york post" reportedly show a public school teacher kissing her own student on a park bench in trendy greenwich village last week, her legs draped over his lap as they kiss and smile at each other. the man? 19-year-old eric arty a senior at this high school in the midst of manhattan's world class performing arts venue at lincoln center. the woman? reportedly 26-year-old julie warnig a well-liked social studies teacher. >> she was a favorite with the students. >> i think it's crazy. who would kiss their own student? >> reporter: she isn't married and has been working at the school for a year and a half. she told "the post" it is not
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her in the papers which the paper says were surreptitiously captured by a student at the school. while arty admits he is in the photos he won't say who the woman is. >> reporter: is that woman your teacher? >> i don't want to discuss that right now. >> reporter: thursday "the post" reported arty had seduced his teacher as part of a wager with friends its front page proclaiming "teacher sex bet." in an exclusive interview with nbc news arty says that claim is completely false. did you have a bet with your friends? >> not at all. that was absurd. i don't know who would lie about something like that. i have made no bet with none of my friends. >> reporter: arty, a talented musician, who has been playing the piano since he was 5, says he believes his classmates followed him after school to catch his park pda. >> who would do this and why would they do this? i never did anything bad to anyone for them to do something like that to me.
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>> reporter: arty says he hasn't heard from her since the story broke. >> i don't like what's happening to me or her. >> reporter: because arty is an adult she isn't facing criminal charges. while she reportedly denies she is in the photos the department of education told nbc news, quote, yes, that's her. reassigning her to an administrative desk job pending the outcome of the investigation. now the teachers union says if she is found guilty of sexual misconduct with a student she will lose her job. we reached out to her and her family for comment but did not hear back. >> all right. mara schiavocampo, thank you so much for that. coming up next more with meredith live in london on the queen's diamond jubilee and her tour of the tower of london where they let her play with the 35 carat jubilee diamond after this. [ sneezes ] ♪ [ male announcer ] it's happening right now at your local walgreens. pharmacists are going above and beyond...
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the teacher that comes to mind for me is my high school math teacher, dr. gilmore. i mean he could teach. he was there for us, even if we needed him in college. you could call him, you had his phone number. he was just focused on making sure we were gonna be successful. he would never give up on any of us. backs now with a live look at tower bridge in london.
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it is 12:48 in the afternoon in the uk, 7:48 here on the east coast. we're back with more on the queen's diamond jubilee. meredith is taking in the preparations at the tower of london. meredith, good morning again. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. this is an important place that will play an important role for this weekend's celebration. this is where the flotilla will end up. those thousand vessels as they make their way up the seven miles up the thames river. i spoke to a lot of the beef eaters who live and work here at the tower of london to get an up close and personal look at this iconic landmark. it is one of the world's oldest working fortresses, almost 1,000 years old, and if these walls could talk, they would tell stories of medieval royal family life but also of murder and despair. three tudor queens were executed here, one of them 16-year-old lady jane gray, queen for only
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nine days. her husband's distress carved into these unforgiving walls. >> you can make out the word "jane" there. she was executed just outside. >> reporter: some 3,500 prisoners were held at the tower over the centuries. >> it was 1778 when we started building it and perhaps for 500 years thereafter all of the queens and queens generally in the white tower. >> reporter: these days it houses the royal armory collection. the chief yoman is one of 37 beef eaters, all former soldiers, who live at the tower with their families. their job is to protect the queen, the crown jewels, and the tower's legendary ravens. >> legend has it while the ravens stay the tower and monarchy are safe. deputy raven master pete mcgowan
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does his bit to save the queen. do you speak raven? >> i feel i do because they tend to speak back to me. >> if i put my hand near her -- at the tower the original jewel house. >> this is the new arrival i wanted to show you. this is the forever market jubilee diamond. >> reporter: it is the latest addition to the diamond exhibit at the tower. we've seen the gem stone arrive where it's marked with the invisible inscription that guarantees its quality and providence. >> it gives the dates of the jubilee. 1952 to 2012. >> reporter: not many people get to play with this kind of rock. can i pick it up like this. >> you can indeed but do not drop it. it is a very beautiful stone. >> reporter: it really is keith mansion the chief exhibitor looks after some of the world's
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largest diamonds and the world's most famous crown. be honest with me. was there ever a time when the place is empty that you've gone into the jewel house and put it on your head? >> if i did, would i tell you? >> have you? >> if i did would i tell you? >> reporter: i think that is a yes. >> wearing a crown is a treasonable offense. >> you and i are going toned up in the tower together. >> it could well be. >> reporter: it is clearly time to go as the beef eaters rehearse the ancient ceremony and lock up the tower's secrets for another night. you know, guys, this place was also once a menagerie of the exotic animals of the queens and kings through the years. back in the 1200s the first animal they received was an elephant and myth had it then elephants were very distinguished and you fed them wine. i was thinking had it been kathie lee or hoda that might have worked but the elephant died within a year and there no longer is a menagerie.
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the only creatures kept here are those ravens. >> you went a long way for this story but it was worth it in the end. it was great. >> i'm sure hoda and kathie lee really appreciate it. >> i'm getting out of here. >> got a lot coming up on a friday morning including the band perry after your local news. all work and no play... will make allie miss her favorite part of the day. [ laughing ] that's why there's new beneful baked delights. from crispy crackers to shortbread cookie dog snacks, they're oven-baked to surprise and delight. beneful baked delights: a unique collection of four new snacks... to help spark play in your day. ♪ [ female announcer ] you're the boss of your life. in charge of long weekends and longer retirements.
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7:55 is your time on this june 1st, 2012. we're bracing for some storms later today, let's get the forecast now from tom kierein. good morning. >> good morning, eun, that wouldn't be until perhaps late afternoon, into this evening between now and then, maybe a passing light shower. otherwise, a lot of clouds around and the regional storm 4 radar showing the heaviest rains. the areas in moving yellow and orange are way off to our west. they'll stay that way for much of the morning and into the early afternoon. right now just a few scattered sprinkles around northern virginia and maryland. the area in yellow is the zone for severe storms, includes a huge area all of our region, from about 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. is when we could get some of those that could produce damaging winds, hail and heavy rain to cause isolated flooding. eun? >> thank you, we'll take a quick [ mechanical humming ]
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8:00 on a friday morning, june 1st, 2012. it is a stunning day here in new york city and you're looking at some of the crowd gathered in rockefeller plaza on this friday morning. a lot of these people here for the band perry, the sibling trio will take to our summer concert stage about a half an hour from right now. we're looking forward to that. they are looking forward to it as well. >> some of the people out here in the front row have been hehere since 1:00 this morning. >> i like the way she is holding the microphone as if she is about to broadcast. >> that doesn't work. >> keep it up.
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>> i'm matt lauer with ann curry and al roker. coming up a segment we're calling what's up, what's in, what's going on, what the -- >> what the heck is going on. some of the topics we'll be talking about are oprah winfrey is talking about this year since she ended her show and her thoughts and feelings about that. we're hearing about drew barrymore's big plans for her wedding this coming weekend. also what's hot at the box office and what to wear on the town. >> lela is looking forward to snow white and the huntsman. >> we'll have one of the stars here also. >> jon huntsman? >> no, chris. he is very cute. that's the guy. >> and the queen's diamond jubilee, the big event coming up, a 1,000 vessel flotilla. this is going to be on sunday. one of the biggest, most spectacular events yet. >> is that meredith in the front? >> meredith. actually she did dress up as the queen probably. we'll be heading back to meredith in london for a first look at the royal barge.
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>> that's right. >> actually she is going to be on the royal tug boat. >> as we mentioned the first time since the late 1800s that there has been a diamond jubilee. meredith covered that one as well. >> oh, meredith. you can hit them now. come on. stop it. you guys. >> don't mess with me. i'm at the tower of london. >> off with your head! >> off with your head. >> let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines. they are. good morning, ann, matt, al. good morning, everyone. a federal law enforcement official says it is unlikely federal prosecutors will retry john edwards on campaign fraud charges. jurors acquitted edwards thursday on one of the charges he faced and dead locked on the others. edwards said outside the court that he had done nothing illegal but did an awful lot that was wrong. following this week's fatal shootings at a cafe in seattle the police department there has released a 911 call made from inside the racer cafe.
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>> somebody came in and shot a bunch of people. i'm hiding in the bath room. >> hold on sir. how many people? did you see the person that did it? >> no i did not. i was in the back. they didn't get me. i just heard the shots. >> you just heard the shots? >> i can see people laying on the floor. >> five people were killed wednesday by a man banned from the cafe because of bad behavior. he later fatally shot himself as police closed in. a murder trial is under way in mexico this morning for an american television producer accused of killing his wife in cancun. nbc's kristen dahlgren has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. two years ago tv producer bruce redman took his wife monica and their two children on vacation to a luxury resort in cancun. this morning he is back in mexico this time facing accusations he murdered his wife. standing inside a cage in a cancun courtroom, bruce redman listened to the first witness in his murder trial and passed along a few questions to his
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attorneys during cross examination. >> it would look very odd to people coming from the american system to see what's happening in the mexican courtroom. it looks less formal. you don't have the lawyers standing up and arguing on both sides. >> reporter: prosecutors say the reality tv producer strangled his wife monica in the early morning hours of april 5th, 2010, dumping her body in a sewer that night, half a day later. on thursday a housekeeper told prosecutors he saw redman place a do not disturb sign on his door, keeping maids from cleaning the hotel room where prosecutors allege he was hiding her body. but during cross examination the housekeeper admitted he also saw redman and his children go in and out of the room several times that day and didn't notice any unusual behavior. >> and during all those times he saw them completely and absolutely normal and having a good time. >> reporter: defense attorneys say there is no evidence to tie redman to the death of his wife, but in mexico, the burden of
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proof is on the defendant. >> there is much more of a burden on the defendant to show that he is not guilty than the prosecutor to show that he is. >> another big difference in mexican murder trials, a jury is not an option, only the judge can decide redman's fate and, natalie, testimony is expected to continue in this case through october. >> all right. kristen dahlgren out of our los angeles bureau this morning, thank you. now for a look at what is trending today. our quick round up of what has you talking online. fans are blogging that madonna's new world tour is unbelievable. the material girl kicked it off last night in israel. her first tour in three years. meantime, justin bieber ran head long into trouble on his promotional tour in europe. first a crushing crowd left some fans injured in norway on wednesday. a day later bieber told tmz about hurting himself when he rammed into an off stage wall of glass and knocked himself out during a concert in paris. >> i went to reach for the railing and i hit my head on the
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glass. and, like, i guess me and glass windows just don't really go together. >> on one earlier occasion bieber apparently whacked his head on a revolving glass door. and a new viral video shows the hotly contested tightest parallel parking record being broken again. it happened at the launch of a new mini in beijing this week when a chinese wheel master slid his vehicle as you see there just perfectly into a space less than six inches longer than the vehicle. that's amazing. i don't know if al roker could do that. 8:06 right now. speaking of al what do you think? >> we got to get this guy here in the city. >> are you a master parallel parker? >> i am one of the worst ever. >> me too. >> i'm horrible. but we should get him on the plaza. i love that. hey, who is the big perry fan? the band perry fan? look at that. yeah. at least i was on the "today" show. stay healthy.healthy, okay? stay around for a while.
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that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. a gray friday morning. good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. right now, storm 4 radar showing just a few scattered light sprinkles around northern virginia, into maryland and the district. some of the heavier rain way off to our west in ohio and kentucky. that's going to be arriving here later today. perhaps by late afternoon. but all of this area in yellow, includes west virginia, maryland, the district, eastern shore, pennsylvania, that's the severe weather zone. the risk zone for some strong storms mainly t that's your latest weather, ann. >> al, thank you so much. coming up your weekend guide on what's new, what's in, and what's hot. also we have a live concert here on the plaza with the band perry coming up. but first, these messages. it's very important to understand
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worlds of fashion, movies, and much more. >> we've lined up three experts to do just that beginning with what's new in the world of entertainment. alicia is an e! news correspondent. good morning. >> good morning. >> last night we have oprah winfrey opening up to david -- >> my colleague, yes. >> he got her to talk about this year since she has ended her show. let's take a listen. >> do you miss the show? >> i don't miss it. i just was in chicago the other day and when rosie moved into the studio i took the sign down, called it the rosie show. took all of my pictures for 25 years out of the hallway. that was the first moment that i had like, it really happened. >> interesting. also she opened up about her acting role. >> yes. she is going to star in "the butler" directed by lee daniels opposite forrest whitaker. they start shooting in july and lee wrote this role for her. "the butler" is a true story about a man who served under
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several presidents. oprah is going back to acting. >> and drew barrymore is getting married this coming saturday. >> this saturday, yes. >> and a big wedding. >> big wedding in california to will coupleman, his father used to run chanel. this is exciting for drew. >> we all love her. "push girls" a new reality show debuted at the sun dance channel and has a lot of people talking. it is about women in wheelchairs. >> women in wheelchairs. most of these women became paralyzed because of accidents but these women are tough. we've never seen a documentary or reality show like this. inspiring. >> okay. hatfields and mccoys. let's take a look. 13.8 million people were drawn to the history channel. this is a record breaker. the biggest cable hit in 14 years. how did that happen? >> we don't know. the three-part mini series starring kevin kostner. obviously it was going to be big but huge numbers.
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filmed in romania also stars bill paxton and kevin kostner as still got it. >> thank you so much this morning. >> thank you. now here is matt. >> thanks very much. here to tell us what's up at the movies is "newsweek" and daily beast writer rammin sutuda. let's start with this one. a horror film or comedy or both? >> kind of both. a sequel to the 2010 movie. did you see the original? >> i did not. >> neither did i. what is special about this movie is it is not going to only be in theaters but is also on video on demand in 3d. >> all right. >> if you have a 3d tv set you can watch it at home. >> 3dd emphasis on the dd? >> not too much the piranhas at first. the dds. >> another movie everyone is talking about "snow white and the huntsman" do you like this one? >> i do. this is the second snow white movie of the year after the one with julia roberts. had twice as big a budget so it has to be twice as good. it is a lot scarier and more
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adult. >> ann saw it and said the visual effects ar maizing. charlize theron another movie. >> this is really kind of prequel to "alien." this is really scary. >> this is one of the biggest movies of the summer. >> even though we're at the beginning of the summer movie season we're starting to see trailers for the holiday movies coming out. "great gatsby". >> it came out last week. the adaptation of the classic book starring leonardo dicaprio as gatsby. and les miserables, that trailer just came out. ann hathaway, hugh jackman, russell crowe, all singing. >> lots to sink our teeth into this summer and the upcoming holiday season. thanks and nice to see you. it is 15 after. let's go to natalie. what's in when it comes to fashion and beauty?
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good morning. >> good morning. >> nails are really in this season especially bright and bold but now 3d nail as well. >> exactly. this is tiny little caviar pearls. what you do is put on the polish first, then pour the tiny little pearls all over the wet nail. it's important that the nail is wet. >> it comes with a little funnel. >> it helps you pour. you press down and then you go nail to nail. it comes in three colors. black pearls, white pearls, and multi colored pearls which is what i have on. >> like candy coated nails. >> it is. >> easy to do at home but you do recommend doing it right before you head out the door. >> so they don't start popping off. >> they come off easily. >> yes. >> over here lips. we saw them at the gala, a lot of celebrities wearing a darker lip color. that is in right now. >> that is the big trend. we've seen bold lip color. now it's about plum and burgundy. an easy way to wear this at home if not on a red carpet is start with a lip gloss. it's more of a sheer wash of
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burgundy. this is delicacy which i absolutely love. >> i love thanchs isn't it pretty? >> beautiful. >> if you want more of a dramatic look you go for a darker lip stick. mars makes a fantastic one called volga. it is really beautiful. >> a little more goth looking. we have great print shirts. these are by joe fresh. >> and in the summer i'm all about casual, easy dressing. these are as easy to put on as a t-shirt but how much cuter are these? these are $29. they come in two colors. of course prints are huge for the summer. so a great way to incorporate a really fashion forward print and a very easy-to-wear way. love the python. >> quickly speaking of patterns we have shoes as well. >> yeah. these are the brand new mara hoffmans. they come in four different patterns, a limited collection. they are available on saludos.com and they have a range. this is the shoe for the summer. easy to wear 45 bucks. >> adorable. that's all we have time for. thanks so much. coming up next we'll head
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back at 8:21 with more on the grand festivities planned for the queen's diamond jubilee which honors of course her 60 years on the throne. >> nbc's special correspondent meredith vieira is in the tower, actually at the tower of london, not in it. meredith, good morning. >> reporter: no. i've been a good girl, i have. you know, we mentioned earlier that one of the most breathtaking sights this weekend will be the flotilla on the thames talking about 1,000 vessels traveling seven miles and our special correspondent will be rowing one of them. you lucky devil. >> i'll have one of the best seats in the house. in fact more than a million people are expected to line the banks of the river thames. of course the star attraction will be the queen and the young royals aboard the festive barge. ♪ >> reporter: it's promising to be an event most may not witness again in a lifetime. a real, live royal pageant on the river thames, with bells and
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whistles. this hasn't been seen for some 200 years. this is the spirit of chartwell. she is going to be the center piece of the river pageant for the queen's diamond jubilee and she is going to be home for the day to the royal family. fit for a queen, unsinkable, they say, and fitted out to give the feel of a luxurious train on water. originally glass panes, restored pullman arm chairs. and pieces reclaimed from classic cruise liners. hand made thrones, seven tons of flowers. it will hold some 300 guests. the boat's owner was invited but he won't be onboard on the big day. >> it took me a long time to work out how to write the e-mail to say, courteously, i think i prefer to watch it on the television. >> reporter: turns out he grew up in an orphanage near windsor castle. you had visits from the -- secret visits from the royal family when you were so young. >> yes. >> reporter: is this almost like giving back? >> they came to see us very
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often and i think this is time for us to pay back. you know? i don't have a cloak but i have a boat so i can lay that down. >> reporter: to find out more about the queen's personal connection with boats and the navy, i met lord admiral west at the iconic admiralty building. so this really was the center of the universe when britannia ruled the waves. >> this is the admiralty boardroom. it was used from about the mid 1700s right through until -- i used it as first sea lord in the 2000s. >> reporter: the queen's father, prince philip, and prince charles were all naval officers. >> she loves, loves boats and the sea and feels very much the salt in her veins because of her family. for centuries the royals in particular would move from their royal palace in beautiful, gilded craft. those links i think are very important to recreate. >> reporter: well it has been recreated. the gloriana, a golden gift from the nation.
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it'll be up front in the flotilla on sunday. you need some strength to move this. a bit bigger than my skiff. a lot more gold as well. time to get a practice run in. i wouldn't want to let the queen down on her big day. >> you know, i was teasing you before, but this is really serious business and now that they're predicting they're forecasting bad weather possibly for sunday, that could be trouble. >> well, you know, the technicalities of a thousand boats, all shapes and sizes, lots of bridges in london, narrow arches, height problems, to keep all of that in a very fine flotilla, everyone in order, is going to be hard. they are predicting heavy, heavy rains. it is going to be quite cold so for people like myself in little row boats it is going to be hard. if everyone can pull it off it really will be a sight to behold. >> if it is raining very hard can they postpone it? >> no. i mean it's -- this has been months if not years in the planning to create this event, the complex its.
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it has to go ahead. of course we've got the queen on the spirit of chartwell with the whole family onboard. security is very high. >> we wish the best obviously. good luck to best and you as well, good luck. thank you so much. we've got more coming up. good morning, it's 8:26 now on this friday, june 1st, i'm aaron gilchrest, let's start with a look at the forecast. here's storm center 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> gray sky over the region. we've had a few passing scattered light sprinkles this morning. but then later this afternoon is when we have the increasing chance for some thunderstorms to develop. looks like late afternoon, perhaps around 5:00, all the way to around midnight is when we have the risk of some storms producing damaging winds and hail and maybe even enough heavy rain to cause some flooding. before then, mid afternoon temperatures in the low 80s. might have a lingering shower east of the metro area tomorrow morning. dry after that for the rest of the weekend, aaron? >> we take a
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. there is any number of things that determine first and second. >> the little stuff ends up making the difference. >> wow. a dream come true. >> it is a pursuit of perfection. >> the 2012 london olympics this summer on nbc. ♪ ♪ 8:30 now on a friday morning the first day of june, 2012. we have a sea of country music fans in the rockefeller plaza gearing up for a great concert from the cma's reigning new artist of the year the band perry. meantime outside with them i am ann curry alongside matt lauer, natalie morales, and al roker.
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we have a lot more coming up. >> a lot more music coming up. just want to remind people next friday here on the plaza we have a concert from chris brown, a huge audience. then two weeks from today another guy who is known to draw a little bit of a crowd, justin bieber takes over with "bieber fever" here on the plaza. get here early for both of those concerts. >> speaking of concerts there's more than one way to entertain your kids this summer. we'll walk you through everything you need to know about how to keep up with your teens during the summer months from the websites they'll be checking out to the must have apps and the movies they'll want to see. >> sounds like a long segment. speaking of the movies, there is one out this weekend. let's say hello to one of the stars. "snow white and the huntsman." >> welcome. >> good to see you. >> nice to have you here. >> hi. >> in this movie you play the huntsman. >> yeah. >> now the original fairy tale the huntsman is sent to kill snow white but instead ends up saving her. is that sort of the gist of your
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character? >> the huntsman in the original story, and in this version, yes, is said to capture her and maybe kill her and he realizes there is something special about her and she could possibly reawaken the world that has sort of fallen into darkness and tragedy. >> it is really a beautiful movie. incredible. >> and you've got something in common with al because you are best known for playing a god among men in thor and in this one you are with a couple goddesses, charlize theron and kristen stewart. i imagine it didn't take a lot of convincing to get you to play this role. >> big fans of both of them and i had a little discussion with the two of them. once i arrived it was go, go, go and they were both incredible and impressive. >> and also you had charlize
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theron yelling at you almost the entire time. >> scary. >> she is scary in that role. kristen stewart clocked you one? >> yes. she has a sharp couple knuckles. we were doing a stunt scene in which she is supposed to pretend to punch me and got a little too close and ended up getting me in the nose. i didn't want any more of that fight. >> true that it would have been indiana jones if it had been a boy? >> i could jokingly say, yeah. or hans solo. i was like indiana. >> the new movie opening this weekend. good to have you here. >> all right. today. >> congratulations. let's get a check of the weather. >> let's see what you've got for your weekend. saturday, heavy rain in new england, showers in the pacific northwest. sizzling hot in the southwest. the mountains of california,
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warm along the gulf coast, more rain down in florida. sunday, sunday, heavy rain continues in new england. wet weather northern california, into the pacific northwest. showers in the mid mississippi river valley and the heat continues from texas on into the southwest. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. a lot of cloudiness across northern virginia, the district and maryland. a few thin spots in the cloud cover. the sun trying to break out between front royal and charlottesville. between here and there, a few sprinkles breaking out. but otherwise, just a cloudy morning, might have a little sun midday, but otherwise a lot of clouds around. late afternoon into the evening hours, we could get some strong storms that could produce damaging winds, perhaps some brief hail or some flooding rains, then the rest of the weekend is looking dry. that is your latest weather. >> thanks, al. >> let's check in with meredith. what do you have coming up over the next several days? >> reporter: i'm waiting to go
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interview david beckham. poor me. we'll have that for you on monday. a wrapup of the weekend events and also a preview of the service at st. paul on tuesday. don't hate me, honey. you know what, matt? i know you're joining me on tuesday and remember that suit that beckham gave to you the last time he was on the show, after the show he gave you his suit because you liked it so much? >> i do. where is this going? >> remember that? >> he wants it back? >> he wants it back. pack it. oh, well. >> meredith, try and have a little more pride around david beckham than natalie just had around chris hensley. retain your dignity a little bit. >> oh, stop. >> a very good looking man. >> i can't wait to see you next week. >> yeah. >> thanks, meredith. >> thanks, guys. >> okay. bye. all right. much more coming up right? >> but first -- >> including the band perry. but first this is "today" on nbc. when it comes to gardening, we're, well, inexperienced.
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we're back now. 8:37 and this morning on parenting today everything you need to know about your teens as we head into the dog days of summer. schools letting out. your kids are ready to let down their hair. what will they do and how can you stay connected? ricky randle is a recent graduate of loyala marymount university. lucy fink is a rising junior at john hopkins university. good morning to both of you. nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> let's talk curfews. okay? high school students, home for the summer. college students coming home for the summer. and parents are worried about what the curfew should be. so are the students. how do you negotiate the right deal? >> first off you just have an open dialogue between the parents and the teens. teens you understand what time you need to be home. what friends you'll be hanging out with. where they're going to be going. once that happens it gives parents the option to have
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flexibility and know what their teens are doing each week. >> i like the open dialogue toochlt 8:30. that's it. is that going to be a problem? >> might want to give a little more time especially in college. >> let's say we negotiate a deal, 1:00 in the morning or midnight. what happens if the teen breaks the curfew? what is the penalty? >> if something like that happens it goes on with the open dialogue. if you come home too late you're not going to be able to go out next week or come home at 12:00 a.m. the next week. so kind of a give and take with the parents and the teens. >> lucy, i think there is also a give and take between friend time and family time. during the summer a lot of parents want to spend time with our children and we get the feeling you just want to be with your friends. >> that is not entirely true. we do want to have time with our parents but as a teen one of the worst things that can happen is i go out and make plans to hang out with my friends for the night and my mom busts into my room and tells me cancel your plans. we're going to dinner with dad. i want my parents to make plans with me not for me. >> if i start intruding on what
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is already your established schedule, that's when i create a problem. >> that's when teens are going to start to feel like hanging out with their parents is a burden. >> let's talk about websites. you guys are going to come home. you'll be home for the summer and on your computer. as parents we'll walk by and see this all the time. what are the websites you'll be on and what do i need to know as a parent? >> i'm really excited about this. i just discovered this new website called flavor pill.com. >> what does it do? >> it is a network of culturally connected people who are interested in learning about great events, give aways, concerts, book signings, everything in their areas and this is not just in the united states. this is in london as well. and it might be in a few other cities globally. >> do parents understand this if we go on this it is going to be all right for us too? >> absolutely. the website is not at all convoluted but very easy to understand. flavor wire as you can see at the top, it says read our culture blog flavor wire and on this site this is the most organized website i've ever seen for a tablet. i press this all tab here and you can see all of the different -- this is
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basically -- i have a different app for each one of these things and a different website. that is my go to for this. >> i'm looking at that page there second on the list after books is music. let's turn to music this summer. a lot of concerts out there. justin bieber, chris brown, drake. i had a hard time with this next one. i guess it is pronounced dead mouse. >> it is. >> help me with this. >> so definitely you have justin bieber, the diverse fan club. he'll be on tour so everybody loves him whether you're 10 years old or 20 everybody loves justin bieber. then you also have chris brown who has had problems in the past but because of his great entertainment abilities everybody still loves him. then you have more of the hip hop crowd. you have drake, able to sing and also rap. so kids love him. then mou 5. people love him especially on the college scene because of the techno feel. >> as parents we're concerned sometimes about the music our kids are listening to. are there websites where i can go to be better educated about what the content might be?
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>> definitely. i think one place you can go is a good website to give you the new concerts, top artists and things like that to actually understand what is out there and also what your kids are listening to. so kind of a word to the wise. always monitor what your kids are listening to. >> guys, you educated me this morning. remember, it is 8:30. that's your curfew. ricky randle and lucy fink. ricky and lucy. like that. up next the live concert from one of the hottest acts in country music. the band perry. first, this is "today" on nbc. everyone's hair breaks.
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we've been waiting for them all morning and now gracing our
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concert stage for the very first time ladies and gentlemen the band perry. ♪ if i die young bury me in satin lay me down on a bed of roses put me on the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song ♪ ♪ lord make me a rainbow shining on my mother i know i'm safe with you and she's safe under my colors life ain't always what you think it ought to be no ain't even ♪ ♪ it's a short life well i've had rough times ♪
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♪ if i die young bury me in satin lay me down on a bed of roses sink me in the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song ♪ ♪ it's a short life well i've had some rough times ♪ ♪ i'll be wearing white ♪ i've never known the loving of a man but it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand ♪
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♪ it's a short life well i've had some times ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ penny for my thoughts i'll settle for a dollar there was so much more after i moved on and maybe you'll hear the words i've been singing funny how in death how people start listening ♪ y'all sing it now! ♪ if i die young bury me in satin lay me down on a bed of roses sink me in the river at dawn send me away with the words of a love song ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ so put on your best and i'll wear my pearls ♪ [ applause ] >> the band perry in just a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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the band perry took the country music world by storm with their self-titled album. the sibling trio picked up awards for best new artist of the year and single of the year for "if i die young" at the 2011 cma awards. the band perry is or are kimberly, reid, and neil perry. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> happy to have you here. kimberly, you have said that you cannot believe the success this band is having. in fact, you said in an article
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every time people show up it still surprises me. so how do you react to the size of this crowd? >> it is amazing to have everyone in new york city this morning. we're so excited. when we showed up i was like they can't all be here. this is the "today" show. thank you guys for coming. >> thank you, guys. >> do you believe that your success is tied to your relationships as siblings and performers? how do you explain this? >> we were doing this going on 14 years this october so all as a family in different configurations, separate bands, and then together. but as a family, you know, we always have each other's back. we say you can always -- you're always respectful. not necessarily polite with each other. >> we cut straight to the chase. on every creative and business decision. >> it really helps. but like reid said there is a support around each other and so they can't go anywhere without me. >> that's all true for all of you. you are working on our sophomore album. how is that going?
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>> we're about halfway finished recording. our producer is rick rubin. we're so blessed and excited to be working with him. you know, we definitely had the sophomore jitters. you hear about the sophomore project, you know, growing up as a kid and hearing about sophomore slumps and that sort of thing. we're really buckling down and writing the best songs we can. >> it's going to be great. you're going to sing for us now? >> yes, ma'am. >> it's called? >> postcard from harrison. >> ladies and gentlemen, one of a few more times. but now the band perry. [ cheering ] y'all in new york, come on. ♪ well i remember when my heart
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caught the fever you were standing all alone in the summer heat ♪ ♪ that's when my heart knew he was as sweet as he could be ♪ ♪ but when i look at you and now my heart switched up on me ♪ ♪ like a postcard from paris it's like finding an old promise ring ♪ ♪ ♪ in the evening you can catch
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me day dreaming ♪ ♪ of that moment ♪ i should have gone over right over i should have never let you leave but it's the never knowing that keeps us going and drives me crazy ♪ ♪ like a postcard from paris it's like finding out the diamond is from an old promise ring ♪ ♪ a to z ♪ just when i thought things were all right my eyes played tricks on my mind yeah will i
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ever be satisfied ♪ ♪ it's a postcard from new york city it's like finding out my diamond is from an old promise ring ♪ ♪ from a to z the cruelest thing you'll ever see yeah the meanest thing you ever did is come around ♪ come on. get 'em high. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ yeah-yeah [ applause ] this morning the band perry brought a little country to the big apple. next friday it's chris brown live. in two weeks, "catch the fever." >> join the party. >> justin bieber on the 8:56 is your time on this friday, june 1st, 2012. let's check in with storm center 4 meteorologist tom kierein for a look at the forecast. are we going to see any sun? >> we might see a little bit. a few sunny breaks over northern virginia, but otherwise a lot of clouds. highs in the low 80s in the
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afternoon. tonight might have an isolated sprinkle. a greater chance of showers and perhaps heavy downpours with thunder and lightning and strong, gusty winds and isolated storms, it looks to be between 5:00 punxsutawney and midnight. the greatest risk for any severe weather and maybe a lippingering shower east of the metro. drying out for the weekend. >> we'll check traffic, when we co
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good morning, traveling in northeast d.c., have a crash on lincoln road and u street. school bus was involved, no children were reportedly on the bus. as well as no injury, please approach with caution. >> more news weather and traffic in 25 minutes.
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sing it loud! ♪ you love all your life ♪ you love all your life [ cheering ] >> thank you! we are back now with more of "today" on a friday morning. it's the first day of june, 2012. you've been listening to the music of the band perry as has
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this huge crowd out on the plaza this morning under perfect skies. it is a beautiful day for music. by the way, we just wanted to take another second to talk to kimberly, neil, and reid, and say you guys are not only touring and have a lot going on but i want to mention you are also very involved in a charity called out number hunger. >> one of our favorite things about playing music on stage is the opportunity that we have to really shed some light in some dark places and we've had the opportunity to visit our local nashville food bank about a month ago and our eyes were truly opened to the problem that hunger is for so many americans. you can go on over to hunger.com and check it out. they've got great programs and everybody can get involved on td local level. >> that is what is great. this program is focused toward helping out where you are, your small town. it doesn't matter if it's a big city or small town. they'll help you out wherever you need the help. >> good for you guys. that is nice. also thank you so much for getting up early on a friday. >> thanks for having us here.
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>> the band perry, folks. [ applause ] >> we'll have one more song later this hour. meantime we have a lot plor to talk about this morning. >> from the best and worst dressed cities, actually the whole city is getting dressed, to why elvis's grave is up for auction. we'll hear about the hottest headlines and everything that is cutting edge. >> all right. also ahead, married ladies, have you ever wondered, could i still fit into my wedding dress if i tried? well, we have some very brave women who took that challenge. we'll show you the results coming up. >> i've asked that question. >> have you ever tried it? >> i have never tried it. we'll find out. >> let's get inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk with the headlines. good morning to you once again. lack luster jobs numbers out this morning show u.s. employers created just 69,000 jobs in may. that is the fewest jobs in a year and the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2%. this is the first increase in the unemployment rate in 11 months. today's labor department report
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could fan fears that the economic recovery is stalling. a source in federal law enforcement says it appears unlikely that the government will retry former presidential candidate john edwards on campaign fraud charges. the jury acquitted edwards thursday on one count of accepting illegal campaign contributions but dead locked on five other counts and the judge declared a mistrial. justin bieber continues running into problems with glass. the pop star tells tchlz mz he into a wall of glass and knocked himself out during a promotional tour thursday in paris. he has also whacked his head on a revolving glass door in the past. madonna is back on tour for the first time in three years and fans are blogging that she hasn't lost a step. the material girl kicked off her new mdna world tour last night in israel. fans say the concert was unbelievable. 15 couples from china tied the knot thursday during a mass wedding at a fairy tale castle in southern germany. the bavarian castle is one of
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the most popular in europe largely because of its beauty. and the marathon man of tennis, you can call him that again. american john isner gave it his all on thursday at the french open but it wasn't enough to defeat paul mattu of france in a nearly six-hour match. the 76-game saga set a french open saga for the most games played two years ago at wimbledon. isner won the longest pro match ever at just over 11 hours. and a full dress rehearsal for queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee procession took place just after dawn today in london. the rehearsal was a chance to see what will happen in central london next tuesday afternoon. the full state procession will feature about 2,000 members of the armed forces. matt and meredith will cover that as well. a 7-year-old boy was a real show stopper at a school talent show in oklahoma. he put on his best suit, his best glove, then danced, dazzled the crowd, dancing to michael jackson's "smooth criminal" and
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some of his amazed family members said they had no idea he had it in him. wow. that is an unbelievable display. four minutes past the hour right now. back out to al for a check of the weather. >> there is an "america's got talent" kid right there. >> amazing. >> wow. you guys like perry? did you have a good time? yeah. fantastic. let's see what we've got, some less-than-fantastic weather to show you in the mid-atlantic states as we look from charleston up to pittsburgh. washington, d.c., threat of strong storms, can't rule out tornadoes. you can see on the radar that rain heads all the way down to miami. they have been getting socked in southern florida. they're going to have more heavy rain, two to three inches again today. and the heavy rain goes all the way up the coast. from charleston to new york city back as far west as pittsburgh and buffalo. anywhere from one to four inches of rain. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. we could get heavy downpours here this evening. from some isolated storms that could produce some wind damage,
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as well as hail. right now around the region over the last several hours, we have a lot of clouds, a few breaks in the clouds, fredericksburg getting sunshine, up towards front royal and that little area of sunshine may move into the metro area over the next hour or two. cloudy the rest of the afternoon. highs low 80s, we could get strong storms this evening. some could produce damaging winds, flooding rains. maybe a lingering shower east of the metro tomorrow morning. otherwise dry for the weekend. that's your latest weather. savannah? >> thanks. it has been nearly a year since 20-year-old indiana university student loren speier disappeared. she was last seen june 3rd, 2011, after a night out with some friends. on thursday the bloomington police department said it has investigated more than 2500 tips and this is still an active case. rob and charlene speier are loren's parents and rebecca is her older sister. good morning to all of you. good to see you. >> good morning. >> thank you for being here. >> thanks for having us. >> hard to imagine that a year has passed and no word on what happened to loren. i guess the first question is,
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charlene, i'll start with you, how are you guys doing? how is the family holding up? >> well, i think we're, you know, committed and we're driven and, you know, we just go through every day thinking about what we can do to make a difference and what we can do to try to get closer to finding loren. >> rebecca, this is one of the first times you've spoken out. i can only imagine it's very heart wrenching. what made you want to talk about this now? >> well, we've been dealing with it together every day and the year is upon us. we could have never imagined still a year later not having the answers that we so desperately want. but every day we're just trying to stay together and we're leaning on each other and just doing the best we can. >> rob, for those who aren't as familiar with what happened here, just remind everybody what we do know about the case.
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loren was out, she was a college student. she was out at a bar until about 3:00. then what do we know about what happened? >> there's been a lot published about the events of the evening. what we do know is that loren was with some people. she was out at a bar, was drinking at the bar, left, and went back to her apartment. for some reason never made it to her apartment. and ended up going back to someone else's apartment. she was reportedly last seen leaving an apartment on 11th street in bloomington, indiana. so what we do know is that the people that were with her that night really did nothing to help her. and that's, you know, part of the tragedy here is that we believe that the events would have been completely different
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had somebody reached out, called for help, taken her to a hospital, taken some kind of action. >> and at a minimum you feel her friends let her down. here she had been drinking and was in no position to be walking home alone. is that how you feel, charlene? >> exactly. i mean, i think that we're aware of the fact that loren was not in great shape and the idea that loren was on the floor of her apartment building and steps away from her apartment and she could have been taken home and was not is unconscionable. >> do you feel that those around her have been forthcoming and helpful to police in their investigation? >> well, look at it this way. the -- in the days after -- immediately after loren's disappearance, the people that were with her or had some knowledge about the events of the evening did speak to police but, yet, shortly thereafter
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everyone lawyered up. the lines of communication became either nonexistent or severely limited and to this day many of those people, most of those people have not taken police polygraphs, which is what we've asked for from the beginning, given the fact that we don't know exactly what happened to loren. having information from people helps us narrow down the possibilities. >> and the police have said that this is a, quote, very active investigation. have they given you any hint, charlene, about what they're working on, where they think the leads are going? >> we are in constant communication with the bloomington police department but they do not share any of the specific investigative information which they have. >> i want to ask you a question that to be honest is hard to ask. do you have hope that she still could be found alive?
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>> you know, you always have hope but after a year i don't think it's likely. >> you have to be realistic. as parents, you know, you just think about yourself. you have children or you have a loved one. if they were to just disappear and be out of your life, it's 'n extremely, indescribable position to be in. you always have that small element of hope but as time goes by of course you become more and more realistic about the possibility of her being alive and, of course, that would take a certain set of circumstances to have happened that night, so we just don't know. >> i know you do want answers and you certainly deserve those. thank you for coming here and sharing your story and helping us keep focused on her case. >> thank you. >> we appreciate it. >> there is something i can say. you know, there was a segment on
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preceding us about teenagers and communicating. it's critical. i can tell you that in our case either charlene or i spoke to loren every single day. we had the communication. but there is just so much that you can do. hopefully the kids make the right choices. i think it's clear that in this country under age drinking is rampant. it goes to the high school level. it goes to the college level. you go to any of these college towns and you will find under age drinking going on in these bars, including kill roys where loren was the night that she disappeared. so it's a big problem in this country and i think if other states like indiana pass this life line law which allows people who are with someone who needs help to contact police, take them to a hospital, and not to be subject to prosecution, those are the kinds of things
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that we need to do in addition to communicating to try to make things better. >> absolutely. to shine a light on those issues. rob, charlene, rebecca, thank you again for being here. if you have any information on loren's whereabouts you are asked to contact the bloomington police department at 812-339-4477. and for more information, you can visit find loren.com. we will be back with more right after this. [ female announcer ] letting her home be turned into a training facility? ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games.
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from water cooler gossip to what is trending on social media we all want to be in the know. what is the hottest headline? alice, good to see you. >> great to see you guys. >> trending hash tags. the result of a typo. >> yes. and you know the internet has a wild and wonderful place but it is a place of scrutiny. mitt romney was developing a photo sharing and misspelled, or one of his app designers misspelled the word america and spelled it amercia. this led to a hash tag that pinged around the internet with
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great lightning speed. it is of course not mitt romney's fault. but it is a funny joke and indeed gives rise to a lot of jokes about mitt romney being president of tay united states. it could happen to any of us. >> what did colbert have? >> i believe something about mitt romney, 2102. a great campaign for president. stephen colbert always has the best. >> yes. >> moving on to what's hot on the web as well, there is a new site called politi whoops, all those tweets or whatever that have been deleted live on forever. >> every politician's nightmare. basically politwoops brings up deleted tweets from the state level to the presidential level. both mitt romney and barack obama have deleted tweets. this is my greatest nightmare. i just deleted a tweet because i spelled the word unemployed incorrectly.
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some are just bad links but some are questionable tweets that shouldn't have been retweeted from a political account. >> a good resource. twitter we know makes for strange bed fellows sometimes. tell us about the interaction between two unlikely folks on twitter this week. >> this is really the equivalent, i think this is the internet analog of henry kissinger inviting kanye west over for lunch. basically what happened is drake, who is a hip hop r & b sensation tweeted out the first million is the hardest to make. t. boone pickens, a very wealthy businessman retweeted and said actually the first billion is a lot harder. this led to a little back and forth. the internet is a place where a wind energy proponent multi-millionaire megabucks guy like t. boone pickens is somehow following drake which is again -- >> i love that. t. boone pickens. that's huge. who knew? >> he leaves no stone untouched. >> i wish slim pickens were still here.
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and then everyone is waiting for the release of the new iphone. it appears some pictures got leaked yes. anything related to apple creates a sensation and a frenzy. these are we must say unconfirmed photos of the iphone 5 but of course they set off a frenzy online. it is from 9:00 to 5:00 back and it shows the back and the front of what may be the iphone 5 which has a much bigger metallic back. there are other features i think, a new ear phone dock, a smaller dock for plugging it in. it looks to be thinner. >> more rubber and chrome. >> exactly. it is the blade run version of the iphone 4. >> using liquid metal? >> you'll have to ask them about that. no doubt it has set off a lot of speculation about what the other features may be. can it cook me dinner? >> it doesn't love you back. that's next. really quickly another one causing web traffic apparently elvis's grave up for auction. we reported this.
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>> wow. >> the bidding starts at a hundred thousand but t question is, is elvis even really dead? that is the thing you got to speculate. >> hum. >> you can buy the crypt and in fact not only own it but get a chance to be buried in it when your time comes. >> the guy who has everything. >> indeed. >> all right. thank you so much. "now" weekdays at noon on msnbc. coming up three women who took the challenge okay? can they get back into their wedding dresses decades later? we'll see. but first these messages. this child is taking a test. all he has to do to pass... is have a better night. which means helping put bedwetting frustrations... midnight sheet changes... and mommy wake up calls. to bed. introducing new goodnites bed mats. if your child is bedwetting, take the goodnites better night test. just place, peel, and protect.
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>> buzz aldren. >> i didn't. but recently 32 students traveled to washington, d.c. for a $50,000 scholarship competition and serious bragging rights. how do you think you'll do against these young scholars? >> terrible. i think we know. >> the show could be called "how stupid are you?" we'll take the prize. >> exactly. >> was buzz aldren right? >> i had chuck yagr. >> i'm not sure. i don't have the answer. chuck yagr is correct. >> nice. what rock band was fronted by freddy mercury and is known for we are the champions. >> queen! >> savannah. what country signed the adams treaty selling florida to the united states? >> spain. >> correct. >> what comedian and actor appeared as pluto in national lampoon's animal house? >> i don't know. i'm not a blues -- >> john belushi. >> i was like who is that guy from "saturday night live?"
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[ female announcer ] hamburger helper stroganoff. beefy. creamy. stroganoffy. helpers. forty dishes, all delicious. breaking news at 9:26 this morning. within the last few minutes we've learned that one of the five children hit by an suv in lewisdale has died. it happened along hannen street last night in hyattsville, police say the children, who range in age from two to 11 years old were playing when 33-year-old maria anna cruz lopez accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and backed her suv into those children. lopez's daughter, 8-year-old natalie hernandez cruz is the child who died. we'll have more on "news4 midday." we'll take
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a gray friday, might have a little sun breaking out over the next couple of hours. perhaps a sprinkle or two between now and then. a likelihood of late afternoon and evening thunderstorms. some of them could be severe with damaging winds and flooding rains. back to you. >> right now on the roadways, traveling the inner loop of the beltway making your way towards university boulevard. a lane shift in the road work
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causing big delays. connecticut avenue, pretty slow, aaron, over to you. a preview of this weekend's d.c. housing expo, when you join us for midday at 11:00 a.m.
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♪ there is nothing i fear >> that is of course the one and only celine dion who was forced to cancel her las vegas show for more than a month because of problems with her voice. now she is planning to go back on stage and will share a song with us never heard before right from the recording studio. so our conversation will be monday on "today." really fun to catch up with her. she looks great, sounds great. people really love her. i just love her voice. speaking of great voices we've had many here in rock center and this morning as part of the summer concert series we have the country combo the band perry.
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they rocked our stage, and we have one more song from them coming up. also if you think there is no way you'd ever get back to your wedding weight we'll show you three women who took on the challenge to get back into their dress and won. they'll show off the amazing results. i should mention we were doing our little national history bee test. it airs tonight on the history channel at 8:00. just wanted to get that in. >> you'll be more impressed with the kids. >> much more. >> for sure. then on today's real estate barbara corcoran went bargain hunting looking for homes under $200,000 and she found some real gems from a charming victorian to a ranch style property in texas. first we want to say hi to jenna wolf and lester holt here with a preview of what's coming up this weekend. >> hi. >> we'll be following up what you guys have been doing covering the queen's diamond jubilee across the pond from horse racing to a floating pageant on the river thames. the whole nation celebrates queen elizabeth's 60 years on
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the throne. then we're going to go behind the lens of "national geographic" magazine with photographer amy griffith one the first female photographers ever hired by the magazine. she'll share some amazing stories behind her favorite photographs and she'll attempt to turn me into a shutter bug. from justin bieber to jessica simpson we'll tackle all the celebrity buzz from this week. all that and more when we see you this weekend on "today." go ahead. >> please? >> go ahead. >> wow. >> breakfast. >> i also want to mention that "dateline" is airing tonight at a new time, 9:00, 8:00 central here on nbc. >> what was so important? >> i forgot. the shoes right? >> our shoes. >> yes. >> you and savannah. >> we could not decide what to do. >> that is a bigger deal than "dateline"? >> no. nothing is bigger than your shameless plug. that was fantastic.
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>> we'll see this on rock center. you what's happening at's as far as your weekend is concerned. for tomorrow we're going to be expecting plenty of heat, gulf coast into texas and the southwest. rain in the pacific northwest. heavy rain in new england, with some morning showers, on sunday more heavy rain in new england, more rain down in florida and some showers continue in the pacific northwest. sizzling conditions through the gulf coast into the southwest. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, cloudy in the metro area, to the south of washington, getting a few areas where we're getting some sunshine breaking out. and the northern neck through southern maryland and parts of north-central virginia into the shenandoah valley. right behind that, showers beginning to move into southern virginia. it looks like we'll get some afternoon and evening thundershowers. some storms tonight between around 6:00 p.m. and midnight could be severe weather with damaging wind and heavy flooding. slight chance of a morning shower, othe
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took up the challenge. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good to have you here. what was the idea behind this? we all say oh, the wedding dress. why the wedding dress as the goal for these women? >> we liked the symbolism of the wedding dress because really your wedding is for many women the last time that you put your health and your well being first. it's when you said, you know, i'm going to spend a few months just really focusing on myself. so we really loved bringing in the symbolism of the dress to say make yourself a priority, make your health a priority. >> such a good message. let's look at some of the women. i believe there were 12 women. let's start off with 42-year-old lisa barksdale a mother of two daughters and take a look at her picture before the challenge. this was her there. couldn't get into that wedding dress. and let's bring lisa on out now. come on out you lovely thing. look at you in that wedding dress. >> gorgeous. >> you look absolutely gorgeous. it fits perfectly. just right. how much did you lose? >> about 38 pounds. >> how did you do it? >> a lot of exercise, watching
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what i eat, journaling, and just staying committed. >> why did you really want to get back into that dress? >> because it was a time when i was marrying my best friend and i wanted to relive that moment. and slipping it on was just magical. >> good for you. you look amazing. >> thank you. >> enjoy it. >> thank you. >> keep it going. all right. thank you. okay. our next is a new mommy, european transplant, alissa, and here what is she looked like before. this was the wedding dress she was trying to get into. and it's a nice, slim one. so come on out, lisa. wow. that is a gorgeous dress. >> thank you. >> beautiful. >> she is gorgeous. >> you look amazing. how did do you it? >> just basically portion control and really starting to get more active and concentrating on myself. you know, being a new mom your whole focus is the new baby and you tend to kind of let things slide for yourself. so it was just lovely to have that focus again. >> so you're back to your premommy weight. >> i am. yes. but i feel a bit healthier i think because you're actually
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more active now, in the gym and it's just been really good and i want to thank "redbook." it was great to have somebody reaching out and offer that help. >> good incentive. you know you're going to be in a photo shoot, too. >> lisa, thank you. finally our last transformation we have a mother of three daughters and here is what she looked like before and that was a wedding dress she wanted to get back into. come on out, girl. amazing. that is such -- all these dresses are beautiful too. >> i know. >> i think mine is yellow by now. you look great. how much did you lose? >> 21 pounds. how did do you this? >> hard work. a lot of dedication and commitment. portion control was a major thing for me. so i really had to work on my portions and exercise. >> a lot of support at home. i understand your husband lost some weight, too. >> yes. he lost 22 pounds as well. so we joined in together and it's been a wonderful time. >> i know he's here, right? >> he is here. >> taking a picture right back over there. 22 pounds. very good.
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good job. congrats to all of you guys. you look great. a really great magazine issue. thanks so much. i know the readers have been overjoyed by this one. >> yes. >> that's great. all right. coming up next a real estate reality check what you can get for under $200,000 right after this. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. looking good never tasted so good. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios
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style home to a covered porch colonial. our real estate expert barbara corcoran is here with some real bargains. good to see you. >> good morning, al. all under 200. >> first off we have a traditional colonial that's found in the village of montgomery, illinois. $165,000. >> you bet. everyone loves a traditional colonial house. they're always the highest priced houses on any block. this one has a nice front porch and it's still only $165,000. that is a really cheap price. neat as a pin with nice black shutters and a big, green back yard. it's surrounded by a privacy fence. the living room gets plenty of natural light. don't be fooled by the dark drapes. they pull your eye in but that is a nice, sunny room from top to bottom. >> very pretty but the black doesn't make the room look bright. the open dining room is defined by the barely there door frame and feels extra spacious thanks to the nine-foot ceilings. that is a lovely, modern room. the kitchen has 42-inch wood
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cabinets and everybody knows you don't use the top shelf. i don't think we lost the kitchen. a wrap around counter. the master bedroom has dove gray walls, ceiling fan, and extra large windows. there is the kitchen. >> only 40 miles outside of chicago. >> very convenient for a family. >> let's head to harvest, alabama. you found a house there asking $190,000. >> this is a lovely house. the cost of living in harvest is 3.5% lower than the national average and this full brick house has a great bargain at only 190. the taxes are an unbelievable $560 a year. not a month a year. >> that's it? wow. >> out back a simple patio, almost a virtual football field. it's a lawn mower's delight if you like to mow lawn. >> a playground back there. >> the big living room has 12-inch ceilings and an elegant fireplace flanked by two tall arched windows. the open dining room is a very, very pretty room with hardwood floors and three big windows filling one entire wall. the kitchen looks i think a bit tired because of the wood
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cabinets and the tin look back splash but you can easily fix that with a can of paint. >> i like the next house name. observatory hill, pennsylvania and the house is 185,000. >> this is a pretty, pretty spot in pennsylvania, a hip neighborhood loaded up with these kinds of old, historic homes. this is an early 20th century brick victorian. it's a great example of the local architecture. it has an interior full of original detailed woodwork, molding, nooks and crannies. it has only one bath but you can find a spot to put one more. it is needed to improve the value. hardwood floors, antique fixtures, seven decorative fireplaces from the days when they didn't have heat. the family kitchen has original wood cabinetry, and -- >> look at the stove. >> it's lovely and that is a new stove just made to look old. they really kept the tone of the house intact. >> oh, wow. the dining room has old pocket doors, period wall paper, enough room for a full dining set. you see there and a game table
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on the side. the master bedroom of course has one of the wood burning fireplaces. it has heavy wood doors, extra deep window sills and is so old fashioned i think if you were sleeping there you'd have to put on a granny night gown and a little cap and jump into that bed. >> i do have those. they have a wood burning microwave oven. for those looking for something a little main stream let's go to dallas, texas. $159,000. >> yes. this is a classic ranch house. a lot of people like this one floor living. it has a creek in the back yard. it's situated in the very hip and laid back east dallas area. there is a brand new deck out back, a smart improvement. almost doubles the living space and also increases the value of the home. >> nice. >> the living room had blonde wood floors and a huge picture window that runs the full length of the room. the kitchen is light and bright with updated white cabinets, a breakfast bar, and deep crown molding. the master bedroom has wood floors, crown molding again and is a very sunny room with a cross above the bed. they must have a lot of children in that house. there is also a big office space. gleaming wood floors and the green walls ought to keep the money coming in.
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what a nice house. >> is that an old saying, green walls -- >> no. i just made it up. >> wow. barbara, thank you so much. we've got one more song from the multi platinum countryo the band perry but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ send me
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♪ ♪ >> the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> they are a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n roll. >> three siblings from tennessee make up the band perry. >> and they're charming their fans here in the big apple this morning. here is one more song, ladies and gentlemen. ♪ would you walk to the edge of
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the ocean just to feel my -- fill my jar with sand just in case i get the notion to let it run through my hands ♪ let it run through my hands ♪ ♪ well i don't want the whole world the sun and moon and all the sky ♪ ♪ i just want to be the girl you love all your life ♪ ♪ you love all your life
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hey, would you catch a thousand fire flies, yeah, put them in a lamp to light my world ♪ ♪ all dressed up in a tux and a bow tie and deliver it to the only girl to the only girl ♪ ♪ i don't want the whole world, no, the sun and the moon and all their light i just want to be the only girl you love all your life ♪ you love all your life ♪
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♪ lately i been writing desperate love songs mostly sing them to the one, hey, hey ♪ ♪ you can be the centerpiece of my obsession if you would notice me at all, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ i don't want the whole world, no, and the sun and moon and all their light ♪ ♪ and i just want to be the only girl you love all your life ♪
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sing it loud! ♪ you love all your life ♪ you love all your life this morning the band perry brought a little country to the big apple. next friday it's chris brown live. and in two weeks "catch the fever." >> join the party. >> justin bieber on the toyota summer concert series only on today.
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good morning, it's 9:57 on this friday, june 1 z, i'm aaron gilchrest, let's go to storm center 4 meteorologist tom kierein for the forecast. >> we've had a few scattered sprinkles around the metro throughout the morning with clouds, but there are breaks in the clouds southwest of washington, a little sunshine breaking out. and then farther south and west there are showers moving into charlottesville. moving into the metro during the afternoon. and strong storms are possible,
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5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. some could produce damaging winds and flooding rains. and then tomorrow, drying out, we'll get sun back in the afternoon, highs reaching mid 70s, danella, how is the traffic? >> still seeing problems traveling the beltway, road work, lane shift in fact. inner loop towards 29. and it's gotten better at connecticut avenue. still pretty much under speed at about 35 miles per hour from i-270 to i-95. crossing over the wilson bridge in these through lanes, very slow, delays continue to telegraph road. back over to you, aaron. don't forget you can tune in >[ male announcer ] are youne in paying more and more for cable
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or visit us online to save even more. fios. a network ahead. captions paid for by nbc-universal television we made it, everybody. you did, too. it is try day friday, it is the first day of june. >> that's when you know you're getting to summer. >> but that means it's half -- it starts sixth month. can you believe it? >> no, it is flying. we are starting off with some grim news. kind of. it kind of is. women's waistlines have expanded six inches in the last 60 years.
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remember the old movies with grace kelly and elizabeth taylor and you you a those itty-bitty waist lines? >> then again, they did have those big skirts. that's an optical illusion. >> audrey hepburn was just tiny everywhere. like cassidy. >> they say in the 50s, average middle-aged woman -- that would have been my mom -- had a 28-inch waist. now, today, in case you're counting, the average measurement is 34 inches. >> one inch per ten years. every decade, one inch. there's a couple of reasons for that. one, women no longer do as much physical housework. that may come as a surprise to all of you who are vacuuming now. but you had to put some umph into things in the past. >> all of the appliances are kind of do-it-yourself. you have to do less. a lot of women are working at
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desks, sedentary during most of the day. we park closer to the mall. >> we're just lazy. >> portion sizes back then were much smaller than they are now. >> and there wasn't as much processed stuff. >> and there weren't fast foods. >> i miss the good old days. there weren't fast food places. people went to their local market, got what they were going to eat that day. it was fresh, it was much better for you. >> they say housewives used to burn 1,000 calories a day doing housework because you really had to some some -- that's a lot. >> we have the solution for you, though. >> the girdle is back! >> it never left. my mother never gave away her girdle. >> there was an article in the "new york times" that talked about the revival of the girdle. recently there's been what -- it's been like a medical core
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set. i guess overseas when women are getting liposuction surgery -- >> especially down in colombia -- >> this is the garment that they are to put on after it. you put this -- you you put it on so that it keeps your stitches healed and you are supposed to leave it on. after the healing process was long over, the women liked it kind of held everything in. >> it's like spanx on steroids. >> it's reilly -- >> yeah. >> but remember, they had core corsets back in the day. >> i always wonder about the surprise factor of a girdle or spanx or anything else. eventually that baby's going to come off and somebody's going to get the surprise of his life. >> wow! >> think it through, people. if you want to see what it was like back in the day when the corset was really tight,
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judy garland, right? "meet me in st. louis"? >> oh! >> now that was all right. isn't it wonderful, your figure? >> i feel like the ossified woman in the slide slow. i see well but i can't breathe. >> tie me, mammy. >> 20 inches. >> 20 inches. i've grown as big as a pigby. you've simply got to make it 18 1/2 again. >> you done had a baby, miss scarlet. you ain't never going to be 18 inches again honey. >> we all need someone o tell it like it is. give it up.
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>> not going to happen. i find it unbelievable when you watch those. i know we squeeze into spanx and mine are usually showing. >> you usually wear two pairs. >> but for some reason that strikes me odd -- >> think about the corset that they used to wear. that says something and i can't see it. sorry. >> "gone with the wind." >> come over here. you really should meet joey. >> where are you going? >> jo an is our current -- >> senior producer. >> can you read this? >> say gone with the wind. >> it could save us a lot of money. >> we love you, jo ann. who's more precious than you? nobody.
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love her. so we are increasingly unhealthy. >> beside very fat basically. >> all of us are doing the wrong things. 25% of us. only 25% eat three to five servings of veggies a day. i eat fruit. i three to five -- >> three to five servings of fruit a day. >> yeah. do i that. that's the only thing i do right. >> how do you have time to come to the show between eating all that and having to go to the bathroom, that you can find an hour of your day do sit with me. >> 10% of the people drink the rechled eight glasses of water her day. >> eight glasses of something but not usually water. >> if you had a choice between $5,000 and losing ten pounds, if someone says i'll give you five grand or we'll make you ten pounds slimmer. >> 4 out of 5 americans said they would prefer the cash. cash. >> you know why? because you don't have the cash
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and you think you can lose the ten pounds tomorrow on your own. you kind of think you can do it. >> but you'll get the cash and go off to mcdonald's. buy a big-screen tv and sit in front of it. >> i think it is time you made us all laugh. >> it's friday funny time. it's really bad when you get your biggest laugh before you tell the joke. there's something wrong with that. this was sent to us on facebook. imi'm a little concerned, i think i've told this joke before. let us know. she titles the joke a secret to a long and happy marriage. okay? an old woman was sipping on a glass of wine while sitting on the patio with her husband. and she says, i love you so much, i don't know how i could ever live without you. her husband asks, is that you or the wine talking? she replied, it's me talking to the wine. >> yes, did you tell that one before. >> i think i did.
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>> but it is still good. if you're wondering why jokes fall flat -- women's jokes fall flat, they had another one of these reports. it was among working women i guess. they were telling jokes in the office. >> this is judith baxter, a linguistics expert says this. >> they say the reason women's jokes fall flat is because we often use self-deprecating humor. people feel sorry for you or awkward. then usually poke o fun at others and they get big boisterous laughs or they tell a gross joke which always gets a big laugh. anyway. in case you were wondering. >> the show we saw on wednesday, he tells a joke that's hysterical and the women laughing. you know what else it's time for? "bobbie's buzz"! >> hey, girl. >> the disappearing bobbie thomas. >> i hope. i don't even know.
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we got a problem here in the studio because top-ranked polo player nacho is in the neighborhood today, because tomorrow he's going to be co-hosting the polo classic in our neighboring state of new jersey. but -- >> since he was in town we thought we'll talk to nacho about that and have him answer some of your burning questions about men getting the other view
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from the married heartthrob and father of three. >> yeah. then he met bobbie who he called boobie. so we don't know what's going to happen. big event coming up tomorrow? >> big event coming up tomorrow. very excited about it. >> we can hardly understand what you're saying but we love to hear you talk. keep talking. >> just like you. you talk one on top of the other. i watch your show sometimes and it's like who's talking? don't blame it on me. >> you need a translator. >> english is my second language. it is your first. >> he's going to be great at this! >> i kind of like him now. >> i do, too. sara? go with the first question. >> i would really love to know why it is so hard for men to be more sensitive especially when they're around friends and
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family. >> i don't know. i'm very sensitive, aren't i? >> not today, you're not. no, you are. yeah. >> but some of your buddies, when you see them they act differently around their wives and girlfriends. >> sure. you know, that's what happens, right? you and the one way when you are with your friend and your family and a different way when you are with yourself or yourself. >> but the woman doesn't like it. >> you think? i don't know. you think a woman really likes to be like with her constant husband to be like -- >> no. the woman's the one with the problem is what you're basely saying. >> no, i'm not saying that. i'm just saying that different situations call for different actions. >> the next question is from pearl -- why is it so hard for men to say "i'm sorry." >> you know? i agree with the situation but i discovered myself, it's so much easier and better to say "i'm sorry" right at the beginning.
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right? get it over with. i'm really sorry, it is never going to happen again, then the rest of the day is yours. right? >> he's got it all figured out. what's next, sara? >> it took me a while to figure it out but i learned it. >> how long have you been married? >> like 13 years. >> the next question is from susan. why is texting and e-mailing replacing picking up the krecel phone and calling to have a real conversation? >> a lot of people don't talk anymore. >> yeah. well i like to talk with my wife. we talk a lot. we spend a lot of time together because i travel a lot playing polo and we're always together an with the children. so i'm one of those guys that it's very lucky to be home a lot so i talk a lot. but, ye yeah, i agree. >> you but when you're on the road do you talk on the phone, text or -- >> no. normally she's with me. >> she brings all your children, too. >> yeah. we're here just for a week so the children are back home at
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school but otherwise we travel together. so we are together a lot. but i agree, yes, the whole texting thing -- it's like short like questions and answers. it's tough. >> an ipad can't give you a hug. tom brokaw said that. >> it's very true. >> i think there's an app for that. why is my husband chatty and full of life at work and comes home and i barely get any conversation. we can go days with just a hello or yes or no questions. >> i don't know. put him on the phone. what's his name? we should ask him. right? but i get the point of the question. >> some guys give their best to other people. >> i've been guilty of it at times. >> like when you go back home or is it just at work -- >> i'm pretty talkative at home. >> my husband wishes i weren't as talkative. >> it works the other way around with your husband. >> yeah -- no, tho -- what? >> he wishes you was like little more -- >> yeah.
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sometimes it is not that i'm talking it's what i'm saying. i think when you've been married a long, long time you start to take one another for grarnted and the things that you once found charming in one another grate you and get on your nerves. and make you want to shoot each other. just what i think. but then you realize that you find if you work through that you find out what you really loved about the person from the very beginning. right? >> absolutely. no. i think it is important to keep that very fresh all the time. >> yes. >> we have time for one more left. >> we have a question from danielle -- why if when i ask my husband to do something he says if i have time and i remember, he doesn't do it. but when he asks me do something and i truly forget, he gets mad. >> do you agree? are we really that way? >> not painting a very good picture of men. >> no. i feel pressure answering for all my kind. it is so tough.
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but -- i don't know. i think, yes, we are very demanding and then -- no. i try to follow her orders very much. again, just like the "i'm sorry" thing. i discovered it is a lot easier to say yes, ma'am, no, ma'am. >> she just trained you well. >> can i point out bobbie thomas has been gazing from afar. she has not left the news desk and this is unusual. >> boobie, come on over and say hello. >> are you wearing the slippers with the scraps for scrubbing things? >> no, not right now. >> it's unusual to see bobbie hanging around so long. your event is tomorrow. what time? >> tomorrow, it starts around noon and you can go to the facebook page to get the last tickets because tickets are sold out. >> thanks for coming in. up next, our fans get ready to ask us anything they want.
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strong bags that neutralize strong odors. it is file for "3-2-1 live with sara haines" who's hanging out with our friends across street. >> peggy from texas has a wardrobe question. >> what do do you with your clothes after you wear them since you don't seem to wear anything twice? >> i wear things multiple times. over and over and over again.
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yes. you know, i don't know. i have a limited wardrobe so i wear things multiple times. >> i give them back. i have them on loan and then we put on the website whose it is and what it is and a beautiful stylist helps me and it goes back the next day. this a friend gave me though. this a friend gave me. thank you for asking. >> next up we've got rafael from tennessee with a question for you, klg. >> kathie lee, i want to know -- i've been married 16 years. i want to know how to keep it hot and spicy. >> ask hoda! >> kelly -- >> you know, hot and spicy is hard. it is really hard because, first of all, it's not just that you get used to one another. it's that life changes you. you have babies, your hormones change, your husband ages, you age, so you learn to find a different stages of love. you find another dimension to
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we're back on this try day friday with "today's beauty" and three amazing make-unders. that's right. have you ever worried you're a little overdone or maybe you know someone who is? >> "today's" stylist to the stars louis licari la-la-la-la-la took three lucky ladies under his wing and showed them sometimes less can be more. >> hello. double duty this week. >> oh, absolutely. thank you. >> how did you find these lay a ladies? >> we just put the word around and everyone knew of someone who just took it a step too far. so my mission was to>> we just and everyone knew of someone who just took it a step too far. so my mission was to teach them that sometimes you don't have to
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try that hard because they are beautiful. >> this is melissa's before picture. hold on. come out, melissa. tell us what she was doing wrong. >> look at melissa. i love melissa. it is a great look but very jersey shore influenced. too big, too much, too red -- too, too. t-o-o. >> oh, i'm sorry! everything is toned down. beautiful. >> the first thingdy was the color which was a fun, young color. she is starting to start a career. i wanted to make her more natural, more so she'd be acceptable in the job market and still keep her pretty. i made her into the soft blonde. >> really pretty! looks great with her skin color. >> the hair-do. >> you like it? >> i love it. >> you like awesome.
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and the makeup is soft and pretty, too. >> let's look at our next lucky lady's before picture. tell us about her hair. what were the issues? >> alyssa's hair is, if you see -- it's colored black. almost pitch black. there are two red stripes on each side. >> oh, that's what those are. >> so immediately i looked at her and said -- do you see it? >> and the makeup is harsh. >> the makeup is harsh. the whole hair -- again, she was blessed with a lot of hair. out-of-control hair. >> come on, step around -- let's see how we look. >> oh, yes. >> so pretty! >> love it. look at that. tell me. number one, look at that hair color. difference it makes. all of a sudden she looks like herself. she looks like she was born with this color. that's the right color. >> she is incredibly lucky. it was brown but it has a little
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soft natural looking highlight to it. this great haircut. we cut off several inches. hair looks in control. >> alyssa don't like too happy though. >> what am i doing here? >> alyssa told me, i love it but i'm more of a more shoulder girl with a little cleavage. >> you can do leavage. don't you love the hair? your makeup is so pretty. >> makeup is gorgeous. >> look at matilda's before picture. she's got the blonde locks. tell us what was happening here. >> matilda kept making her hair blonder and blonder. she grew it and it became longer and longer and it was almost see-through on bottom. >> step around. >> oh! i love it. yeah. >> takes years off everybody. >> take years off, they look much more sophisticated, much more elegant.
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they don't look like they're trying too hard. >> youthful. it really does. >> all of these looks are easier to maintain. make them look younger, prettier and softer. >> so what do you think? >> beautiful. >> you guys all look great. i have to say. beautiful. good job, as usual. up next, how to use technology for everything in your life. we mean everything. >> tracking ever and everyone. right after these messages. this child is taking a test. all he has to do to pass... is have a better night. which means helping put bedwetting frustrations... midnight sheet changes... and mommy wake up calls. to bed. introducing new goodnites bed mats. if your child is bedwetting, take the goodnites better night test. just place, peel, and protect. and see how goodnites bed mats can help.
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now on "today's tech," keeping tabs on everything in your life from your money to your kids, even your pets. >> carly is the founder of digitsworld.com, a site designed to make understanding and using technology easier for even people such as myself. >> we're going to keep track of all kinds of stuff today. kind of fun. i don't know about you in your husband. between my us a and my kids, i don't know who fed the dog. this is a fantastic product. it is this little sticker that has a wireless sensor in it. when you scoop the food and put it in the bowl, it talks to an ipad and it tells you that the dog's been fed. >> no, it does not. >> it does, too. >> are you kidding? >> no.
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>> we need this. >> we're always coming and going, ditch family members, the dog gets feed three times a day. >> see what we're saying? >> that's actually $49. it comes with ar ba base statior your wireless router. >> this lovely lady is her program manager, with her little dog, zak. >> zak is wearing a gps tracker for doggies. it is the tag pet tracker. you go online to pettracker.com, you set up your home base. then if the dog leaves the premises you get a text, you get an e-mail. you can go online and get turn-by-turn directions. >> you are joking! >> all sizes for all kind of dogs. >> it looks a little clunky on little tiny dog but it is really lightweight. it is about $100. $7.95 a month for the tracking. >> you're worth it.
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they are worth it. >> i think everybody kind of wants to check in on their house when you have kids at home, pets. this is the dropcam hd. i think we had one set up in hoda's dressing room. >> who's in there? "50 shades of gray." >> brittany! what are you doing in there? >> there's a video feed and an audio feed, too. just so you can school brittany or actually give homework tips to your kids while you're at home -- >> you're supposed to sip that stuff! sip it! >> i never did trust her. >> i never did either. >> next we're going to talk about that moment you decide you want to give your kids a little bit of autonomy but you also want some peace of mind. you just want to know they got
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home stafe. install the app life 360. know where a family member is, that they arrive safely. you can give them space but also have the peace of mind. >> you can imagineid't want the >> yeah, then they transition into adulthood. but before that maybe it is just not up to them. >> yeah, it is called parenting. you get to call the shots. >> there you go. so this is fantastic. this is manila.com. think for a second about credit card statements, bills, magazine subscriptions, frequent flyer miles. you're either going to so many websites or you have so much paper coming to your house. this is a central dashboard for all of your bills. you enter the information on here and you can click through to your bills to either view your statement or pay them right there. and it gives you reminders of when stuff's due. you never have late fees. >> i'm always going on multiple
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websites to play am ex or all the stuff. i want that. >> this is kind of like manila but for your health insurance. it's like this beautifully uncomplicated interface that tells you which claims have been processed, which ones are still outstanding and how each family member is doing against their deductible. very simply put together. uncomplicated for a very complicated process. >> okay. great! >> thank you. up next db ho-- hook, line dinner. plaintain crusted mahi-mahi. alt. i wish i could keep it this way. [ male announcer ] even after a dental cleaning... plaque quickly starts to grow back. but new crest pro-health clinical plaque control toothpaste can help. it not only reduces plaque...
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now in "today's kitchen what's cookin'," get out the
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skillet, we are pan roasting. >> don't let making fish at home intimidate you. the host of cooking channel's "hook line and dinner" is here with a delicious way to cook up mahi-mahi. >> fish is all i do. very simple. basically you have really nice little filets here. mahi-mahi is a big fat swimming fish. this is a little egg wash. then we just moving this over into plaintain chips. >> are they like -- >> like a banana? >> it literally is like a banana. then they come in a package like this. you smash them. just like that. then, you have to do a good job of the dredging and crusting which is just like this. >> i like watching you do everything. >> so you have a hot skillet
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waiting for you. >> the trick on the skillet is start with a high heat, then just turn it down a little bit because do you want it to sear on the outside. i do a combination of olive oil and butter, butter for flavor, just a little bit. >> that's great. you can do that, too. >> how long does that -- >> on all seafood i err on the side of less is more. so i say two to three minutes a side. definitely. >> then we have a salsa. our salsa is just a combination of great summer ingredients. tomatillos, bell peppers, regular tomato, onion, basically just a little garlic. we're just going to throw it all in. we have like a pepper or jalapeno. >> is that pineapple in there?
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>> yes. do i it all by hand because this is something you can do. it is like you're outside, this is by the barbecue or whatever. you can just do it with your hand like that. then i add a little bit of pineapple juice. boom. by the way, my show is all about catching the fish that we cook. >> oh, i love that. >> this is a really fun fish to catch yourself. >> where do you like to fish most? >> all over. but this is a tropical fish. >> we get this a lot in the keys. >> absolutely. >> don't you love hog fish? it is the most -- if you can ever get hog fish. it is unbelievable. >> when have you gone for hog fish? >> we go to the keys a lot and whenever we can get it, we do. >> kids, we got to rock 'n' roll. >> thank you so much!
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>> rebecca ferguson is a british sensation. she's going to sing for us. but first, this is "today" on nbc. thank you.
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